Sunday, September 27, 2020

Love Triangle Quilt Along Week 5


Well I can't believe we have come to the final week of the Love Triangle Quilt Sew Along.  I am beyond humbled by all those who have joined in and for all the love this pattern of mine has been shown.  A massive thank you to you all for your support - it really does mean so much to me.

So this week is all abut getting your Love Triangle Quilt Top ready for Quilting, and Binding and being able to then finish it up.  I have put together some tips and links below which I hope will help you with the decisions for this next part of the process with how you will finish it.

QUILTING DECISIONS 

When it comes to deciding on how to Quilt your Quilt - you have lots of options.

Quilt It Yourself - for those keen to quilt your own Quilt there are lots of ways you can tackle this.  I have Quilted all of the Love Triangle Mini Quilts I have made.  They don't have extravagant quilting on them - just simple lines following the diagonal of the triangles, using the seam line and my 1/4in foot on my machine as my guide is just one of many options.

Carolyn Friedlander "CF" and "Jetty" Love Triangle Mini Quilt



Libs Elliot "Phosphor" Love Triangle Mini Quilt

I also did Matchstitck Quilting on the Tula Pink Solids version that I made.  This is always an effective method and the time it takes, is well worth the textural element that this type of quilting adds.


If you are quilting the Lap or Queen size versions Love Triangle Quilt you will need to fill in your quilt with a lot more Quilting because of the size of the Triangles.  You can do this in lots of different ways - Straight Line Quilting, Cross-Hatching over the entire quilt, using a Large Zig Zag stitch without needing a lot of experience.

For those wanting to give Free-Motion Quilting a go or already are familiar with this Technique, check out this Blog Post I wrote all about Machine Quilting.  I hope this gives you some helpful tips.

                                   Machine Quilting and Free Motion Quilting Tips

Send it to a Professional - I have had two Lap size Love Triangle Quilts quilted.  Both by Carol Brady at the Quilting Cottage. The original Tula Pink Version was Custom Quilted.
I also had this 80's Pop Music inspired version I made all over Quilted.  The pattern we chose works so well not to distract from the lettering and add to the geometric design.


BINDING YOUR QUILT

Once you have your Quilt all Quilted - now you can turn your attention to Binding your Quilt. There are so many Tutorials for how to bind you Quilt if you Google.

I have put together a Tutorial on how to work the Binding continuously around the corner when you sew it onto the top of your Quilt - its a small but very helpful and useful way to sew your Binding all on in one go.  Check it out here




The Longarm League have partnered with us to bring you special Deals and Discounts for those in the US and Canada participating in the Love Triangle QAL

A team of Longarm League quilters will be standing by to help you finish your Love Triangle top! Send it to one of the quilters listed below by December 31, 2020, and receive a discount of 20% off edge to edge quilting services OR free batting! Your choice!

We have EIGHT quilters from the United States and TWO quilters from Canada ready to help you out! Visit their websites or social media accounts for more details or to ask specific questions.












SPONSORS
Aurifil have a Tula Pink Homemade Thread Collection for one winner

Fabric Stork have an American Road Trip FQ Bundle by Jacqueline Colley for Figo Fabrics


Troll Brothers Quilt Designs have a $50 Store credit for one winner



So to be in the running post your pics from the weeks prompt on Instagram to - #lovetriangleqal, #lovetrianglequilt and #tiedwitharibbonpatterns.  It also helps to tag me - @tiedwitharibbon to make sure I see your post.

A massive thank you again to everyone who has bought my Pattern(s) and participated in the Love Triangle Quilt Along - I am so blown away by how many of you from all over the wold have joined in and just in love with your fabric choices and how your quilts have come together.

Thank you , Thank you, Thank you

Jemima x x 

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